Summrs – “Nothing More Nothing Less” review

This is the latest full-length album from Lafayette rapper Summrs. Coming up as a member of the Goonie-founded Slayworld collective, he’s made his presence known in the plugg scene by constantly dropping projects whether it be the All Summr trilogy or his most recent EP What We Have which in my opinion would the recommended go to if you’re unfamiliar with the kid already. However only 4 months later, he continues to grind his ass off by putting out Nothing More Nothing Less.

The titular intro begins the album with Summrs atmospherically looking back at going from the loser in his high school to being the man leading into the cloudy “Never Ever” addressing a person faking the funk. “Like a Band” smoothly details his exquisite life whereas “In the Name of U” glossily speaks on getting high to honor a woman named Brenda who’s no longer in his life.

“From da Heart” is quite possibly the most personal cut on the album detailing his emotional pain with a moody instrumental just before the nocturnal “Blood Always Thicker” pays tribute to his friends, family & fans. “Can’t Make This Up” has some lush synth melodies getting romantic, but then the Autumn!-produced “Da MVP” serves as a mellow victory lap.

Meanwhile on “First 48”, we have Summrs entrancingly getting in his gangsta back & “Back 2 da Basics” comes through with a killer off-the-top freestyle lasting a couple minutes. The penultimate track “I’m Ready” speaks on keeping the Draco with him at all times over some synths & hi-hats while “Where We Left Off / Real Me” is a well sequenced 2-parter that finishes the album talking to his lover.

Coming away from Nothing Less Nothing More, it’s probably my favorite album of his thus far & I’m curious to hear how Evolved II is gonna sound in a couple weeks. He puts his own unique spin on the plugg sound by continuing to infuse elements of R&B as shown on What We Have, but I would love a project from him produced entirely by Autumn! because they’re the plugg equivalent to Future & Metro Boomin’.

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